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Advancing Clinical Care, Education & Research to Improve Children’s Lives

The Department of Pediatrics provides care with skill and compassion, develops clinical and educational resources for children, advances research to find treatments for pediatric diseases and advocates for those in need in the community.

Areas of Focus

The department’s clinical programs span pediatric specialties. In addition to providing hospital-based care, faculty and staff aim to develop regional programs those facing food insecurity social determinants of health and early childhood interventions. The department opened a new ambulatory clinic along with a Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics, and it has a vision for a new bone marrow and stem cell transplant center along with a genetics institute. At the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, a joint center of UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center, children in Austin can receive first-class care from a team of leading pediatric heart surgeons who are also on Dell Med’s faculty.

The pediatrics team educates compassionate, highly skilled physician leaders through Dell Medical School’s undergraduate and graduate medical education programs and faculty development with continuing education seminars for physicians. Faculty members also collaborate with the Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education.

Dell Med fosters an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration, innovation and discovery to enhance health care through scientific advances. The department’s faculty partners with other disciplines across UT campus and the medical school. The department has more than 300 research and quality-improvement projects from its clinical divisions and researchers. A monthly seminar provides updates on current research.

The Department of Pediatrics is home to the Dell Pediatric Research Institute, where faculty across disciplines partner with health care providers to conduct research that translates into new products, programs and treatments that improve children’s health and pediatric care.

The department also partners with Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas to operate the Simulation Center at Dell Children’s — an innovative program that strives to advance education, training and research in medical simulation.

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Simulation Center at Dell Children’s

The Simulation Center at Dell Children’s aims to improve the delivery of care to patients and communities through innovative, immersive medical simulation.

Approach to Care

The Department of Pediatrics is focused on developing new care strategies to improve the health of children in Central Texas and beyond.

Pediatrics in the Community

The pediatrics team works with a variety of preexisting community programs.

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